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Graduate English Requirement for Non-native Speakers of English

Graduate students whose native language is not English and who do not have a bachelor’s degree from ISU must take the English Placement Test at the beginning of their first semester of enrollment.  This test is administered by the Department of English.  It must be taken in addition to TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), which is taken as part of the admissions process.  A student who does not pass this examination is assigned to one or more courses in the English 101 series.  This course work must be completed during the first year of study.

Graduate students whose native language is not English but have an undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution, are not required to take the Graduate English Examination for International Students, but they do need to go to the Graduate College, 1137 Pearson and sign a form.